Tomoo Gokita - Lingerie Wrestling - Little More 2000
Born in Tokyo in 1969, Tomoo Gokita had his first major exhibition at Tokyo’s Parco Gallery in 2000, with releasing his remarkable book “Lingerie Wrestling” published by Little More. At that time he was mostly making drawings, but he was also experimenting of painting, which led to the development of his distinctive, freeform black and white images. His work mixes a range of references, from lingerie, calligraphy and Western pin-up girls, to professional wrestling, third rate porn and beer. The results are both noirish and surreal.
Lingerie Wrestling doesn’t have any story. It is really like a diary I kept when I was poor. There was no initial plan to make Lingerie Wrestling into a book. Every day, I draw things I like to draw, as well as things I care about.
Makasu Takei 2000
First published by Little More Co , Japan 2000.